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Jan 15, 2013 6:00pm EST
at low levels and when that happens energy companies stop drilling. this was the story in 2012. the number of natural gas rigs was down 46% from the year before. when companies cut back enough, that was something that happened in the second half of 2012. the technology for extracting this was maybe the cycle was broken. that is why tonight we are going off the charts to figure out where it might be headed. garner thinks that trading natural gas is always a dangerous game. hence that is why they call it the widow maker. garner believes that it is still too early to get bullish. there is a strong tendency to rally every year through mid april are. the commodity suffers a great decline in mid-january. in short, she thinks natural gas is maybe to go much lower. take a look at this weekly chart in natural gas. see that is that wedge pattern got that? since this pattern, okay, this wedge gives natural gas a ceiling of resistance at $3.70, the wedge is here, you have to look at this, just look at this line for a moment. there is a lot going on in this chart. now look at this level, th
CNBC
Jan 18, 2013 4:00am EST
breaking news in terms of energy prices. the iea is out with its latest 2013 oil report. it expects u.s. oil demand to remain flat on the year. but the headline here does appear that the market, according to the iea language here, is tighter than we thought. all of a sudden, the market looks tighter than we thought. that's the main message we're getting from the organization. it says the world forecast to consume about 90.8 million barrels per day in 2013, up by about a quarter of a million since december. despite seeing the u.s. slight to even negative, seen as driving increase in demand and global supplies felly 170,000 barrels per day in december to 192 million. opec supplies falling to its lowest level in a year in december. global refinery rose by 1.5 million barrels per day. the oil market looks tighter than we thought and china has a lot to do with that. china's economy finally picked up pace in the fourth quarter. that gdp number came in above forecasts, growing 7.9% from a year earlier. industrial and retail sales grew estimates. to put it in context, china's growth is the we
CNBC
Jan 15, 2013 7:00pm EST
that are looking at pennsylvania and what we can do with our cheap energy, our great workforce and our location of the country. we are within 60% of america and one very long day's drive. >> the energy story is so great. new york governor quomo still is on the fence regarding the fracking issue. it could revolutionize his state. how important to your economy and pennsylvania is the fracking shale revolution? it is extremely important and we put an impact fee on the shale. we picked up $204 million rather than put taxes whose impact fee into the community. it has allowed the industry itself to hire people. there are related companiy ies t hire people. and you know the phrase the necessity is the mother of invention. a lot of inventions are being developed but the energy itself allows businesses across the state to grow. a lot of companies in south eastern pennsylvania and philadelphia are going to be using it to power the refineries, it is looking and hopefully will build a facility that will take the ethonol and take ethanes they are paying around $80,000. the average workforce is $47,000. >> w
CNBC
Jan 17, 2013 3:00pm EST
of 122 points. energy is doing well and disney is the biggest gainer. bank of america though not. it's down 3% after their earnings came out so they are not helping that today but the dow, 13,622. if it closed right there, that would be a new five and a half year high. the s&p, any positive close is another five-year high. for the nasdaq -- s&p up 11 points right now at 1483 and change. major averages staging this late-day rally. can the markets close above the five-year highs. that's what we're talking about here. >> wants us to go higher. clerk it out in today "closing bell" exchange. josh brown, cnbc contributor from fusion analytics and michael farr, cnbc contributor from farr, miller and our own rick santelli. hey, guys, how you doing. michael fax let's kick this off to you. what do you attribute this very strong rally today. >> i don't think anything in terms of the earnings season, maria, has spooekd spooked the markets at all so we continue in this. perhaps goldilockgoldilocks, a t of lala land, recognized some of the issues, regulatory issues and housing was really good toda
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Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm EST
is pushing the u.s. closer to energy indedense. first, we have to get straight to our top story and that is markets. the s&p reaching five-year highs, the dow having its best january in 16 years. buyer or seller? pete, pit boss, what do you say? >> i remain a buyer of the market, but i've been shifting around my portfolio and that's because this has been an unbelievable move to the upside. we're in earnings season. it's been very strong so far. ibm tonight and google tonight. we're going to be talking about those in a few minutes. those numbers were spectacular. the reason i'm starting to shift things around, i'm taking off stock positions. volatile tills are very low. that givens me an opportunity to be there and take that risk off the table, try to put that capital back in the pocket and wait until we see, because i do think we'll see a pull back. >> what are some of the stocks you are using the replacement strategies? >> research in motion. almost everything but apple. >> take a look you a futures too. we're watching the news have an impact on the qs, probably on the s&p 500.
CNBC
Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
, sunco energy partners, norwegian cruise lines, all making their debuts this morning. stick around to see how they open for trading. the opening bell is just a few minutes away. what are you doing? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] [ male announcer ] time and sales data. split-second stats. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ it's so close to the options floor... [ indistinct shouting, bell dinging ] ...you'll bust your brain box. ♪ all on thinkorswim from td ameritrade. ♪ >>> you're watching cnbc's "squawk on the street." the opening bell set to ring in just about one minute's time. morgan stanley, again, those results, it looks like morgan's going to open at a new 52-week high, after a pretty nice run. this could help the spire financial sector in today's session. the leader
CNBC
Jan 15, 2013 4:00pm EST
bullish on u.s. equities and one of the main reasons i am the u.s. energy story which i think is a story that's not being told as well as it should be. in 2012 the u.s. oil production was up 16%. that was the biggest year over year increase in u.s. oil production since 18 at which just happens to be when we started producing oil so if we think about what's going on. we have right now -- right now we produce oil at 80%, the same price the rest of the world does. we produce natural gas at 25% of the price the rest of the world does. we have cheap energy here in the united states and we feel that will drive manufacturing back to the united states, create jobs, and when all this political stuff is over, that's going to be a big story that we'll talk about ten years from now. >> these are long-term projects. these happen over a long period of time. i think the point that rex is making we'll see a sizable decline, maybe not sizable, i don't know what kind of size you're expecting because of all the wranglings in washington. what you're talking about, ed, is an opportunity for businesses and wa
CNBC
Jan 16, 2013 4:00pm EST
driving earning as well as the economy. autos, housing, manufacturing and energy. we think the private recovery gdp could be 3%, offset by fiscal headwinds in the government, but we think it's a pretty good backdrop and seeing lots to do. travel all the time. been in europe and asia, there's some things we're very excited about that we're partnering with our clients, and i think we'll make good money. >> you also talk about being overweight real assets. what do you mean by real esas? >> one thing in our energy group, one of the pioneers in this group, going to the energy companies and also buying wells and oil in the ground so i would think about it ahead of our group who likes to say we're creating bonds in the ground so oil where you get a yield and inflation protection and growth. that's hard to match when you think about a tip security where you actually have to pay for the yield, so that's been a very exciting area. same thing in real estate. we've been doing a lot with the firm's balance sheet. one thing we try to eat what we're cooking and have almost a $7 billion balance sheet.
CNBC
Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm EST
>>> then the ceo of cross techs energy, yielding over 8%. plus the ceo of first horizon on earnings. do not move, it is all coming up on "mad." time for the buck stops here. the final word. todd gordon. >> i like the australian dollar, euro/aussie is going higher. >> andy bush. >> divergence is happening in the technicals. a good time to be trading around these currencies. >> buy aussie on a pullback. >> kathy? >> dollar/yen headed for a stronger dip above 90. >> that's it for us here at "money in motion," your next chance to make a currency trade is sunday afternoon. we will see you back here next friday at 5:30 p.m. eastern time on cnbc. have a great long weekend. "mad money's" up next. >>> i'm jim cramer, and welcome to my world. you need to get in the game. going out of business and he's nuts, they're nuts! they know nothing! i always like to say there's a bull market somewhere, and i promise -- "mad money," you can't afford to miss it. hey, i'm cramer. welcome to "mad money," welcome to cramerica. other people want to make friends, i just want to try to save you some money. my
CNBC
Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm EST
>>> it is time now for final trades and pete, you are on the hot seat. >> going into the energy space, these drillers have been hot. i think noble is one of the better ones in the field. >> paloalto networks. >> oh, good one. that was tweeted to me as well. >> j & j. new management could be on the cusp. a multiyear trade. >> mr. j? >> j.p. morgan. >> options action money in motion tonight at 5:00. follow me on twiter. send me some stock names. we will see you next week. >>> scott, thank you very much. welcome to "power lunch." simon is in for sue. major developments on the terrorist attack involving westerners in algeria. first we go to onhto john harwo. >> we have a stance from house republicans they will put on the house floor next week and presumably pass it if they have done chir whip counts accurately. that is that the debt limit would be extended. it is now due to run out between february 15th and march 1st. now extended to april 15th with the condition that the house and senate both pass a budget. this is an effort to tweak the senate which has not passed a budget for the
CNBC
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am EST
to 2.5% points. if you look at the ten year, gilds above 10%. the energy, $93. and now we'll go to the ten year note. which is now 1.82. i was mistaken. yesterday for a minute i thought we were getting close to two. but rick was talking about. i wasn't paying that much attention. >> what are you guilty about? >> yeah. it was guilts. booms also going. the dollar, $1.33 verse you the euro and 88 on the yen. finally, gold was up significantly yesterday. it's falling back a little today, down about four points. >>> now time for the global markets report. ross westgate standing by in london. mr. westgate, how are you this morning? >> hey. we're good. thanks very much. as you just saw joe point out, softer here. we have bounced off the session low a short while ago. and the german economics ministry talking about the forecasts for germany, as well. just helping us bounce off that primarily, saying, yes, we've had a weak fourth quarter. will be weak at the beginning of the year. they're expecting a much stronger rebound toward the end of 2013. so the footse 100 was down .5, currently d
CNBC
Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm EST
juicy returns. can he continue to pump in profits? jim's exclusive with the ceo of cross tex energy just ahead all coming up on "mad money." >>> have a question? tweet cramer, #madtweets. send jim an e-mail to madmoney@cnbc.com, or give us a call at 1-800-743-cnbc. miss something? head to madmoney.cnbc.com. if you think running a restaurant is hard, try running four. fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. officeyour business needs...k... at prices that keep you...out of the red. this week get a bonus $15 itunes gift card with any qualifying $75 ink purchase. find thousands of big deals now... at officemax. sic: "make someone happy" music: "make someone happy" ♪it's so important to make someone happy.♪ ♪it's so important to make someone happy.♪ ♪make just one someone happy ♪and you will be happy too.  we asked total strangers to watch it fo
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Jan 19, 2013 4:00am EST
with the ceo of cross tex energy just ahead all coming up on "mad money." >>> have a question? tweet cramer, #madtweets. send jim an e-mail to madmoney@cnbc.com, or give us a call at 1-800-743-cnbc. miss something? head to madmoney.cnbc.com. >>> is there a fly in the regional banking ointment? one of my favorite themes for 2013 is the rebound of the banks and particularly the regional banks that have been shunned for ages. they're now coming into their own. and maybe they are the best ways to play the strength of the housing market. however, just this morning, the regional banking thesis may have hit a little speed bump in the road. when first horizon national, about 200 branches reported mixed results, stock got hit, fell 30 cents or 2.92%, one of the worst performers today. the problem, first horizon's net interest margin, on the difference between what they pay you for your deposits and what they make from the loans disappointed the street. the company also had lower fee income, something i thought would have been higher. maybe even much higher in this quarter. i'm wondering how much thi
CNBC
Jan 17, 2013 9:00am EST
fill in at the big board. nrg energy celebrating the recent merger with gen-on energy. and part of the ireland fund. more financials, blackrock beats. >> yeah, yeah, well, look, companies are taking in a lot of assets. i think you sue the inflows, people after the uncertainty of the fiscal cliff ending, money is coming back to these funds. i think it's a decent story. i've got to tell you. the negative still among the analysts, bank of new york was downgraded today. you would upgrade bank of new york, not downgrade it. the analysts i think still have to catch up with the valuation stories. >> say her out with a downgrade of goldman sachs, so similar call there. we're watching the home builders. and we're seeing home builders , across the board trade higher. the etf that tracks home builders up by about a percent. and jim, it's interesting you hear about all these, a story yesterday that lenar is going into the rental business, just when we thought maybe rents had peaked. >> stuart miller knows more than pretty much anybody else i know other than may bob toll. more importantly i
CNBC
Jan 16, 2013 9:00am EST
. energy and metals, sharon epperson is at the nymex. >> brent crude prices moving late bit higher. we got near $111 a barrel. and this on some pipeline issues happening in the brent market. that is impacting that futures price. we're also, though, seeing gains not as strong as you may think, because of the latest report from opec. opec saying it sees weaker demand for its crude in 2013. we're also watching the u.s. supply picture, because that's going to be key going into 1030 when we get the report from the energy department. we are looking at energy prices that have been mixed. but right now we are expecting analysts to see a big build in crude supply, somewhere around 2.5 million barrels. the american petroleum institute increasing supplies much less than that. we'll see what comes of that number at 10:30. we're also watching the gold story. really, it is platinum that is gaining momentum this year. and the supply issues continue in south africa. hundreds of miners there have gone on strike at anglo american platinum. that is the world's largest producer of platinum. and about 20% of i
CNBC
Jan 16, 2013 6:00pm EST
one. a quick question. you know, with the higher cost of foods and energy, and the lower incomes we're all expecting, the average working person, do you think we can return to the dependence on our credit cards? if we are, is master card a good buy? >> i like master card, my charitable trust owns it, ebay, that stock soaring in afterhours. master card is a paper to plastic worldwide trend, not so much we get hooked in debt or not. and i've seen a lot of household debt statistics which show how low we are in debt. think we're just fine on the issue. a lot of things i'm scared about. it ain't one of them. let's go to laura in virginia. laura. >> caller: hey, jim. thanks for my call. booyah, and my question is the speculation for the decline and demand on -- iphone. hello? >> i hear you, laura. >> caller: the apple iphone sales. i wanted to know what does that have to do with sirius logic? >> sirius logic, a great company. they do the sound for the iphone and if people feel they are cutting back for orders on apple, i don't know what the story is. they will cut back on sirrus orders. t
CNBC
Jan 17, 2013 6:00pm EST
higher. >> b.k.? >> you want to buy the australian dollar, fxa. >> dr. j? >> noble energy. ne. it's a driller and it had unusual activity and big buying at the 40 and 42 strikes. >> all right, i'm melissa lee. thank you for watching. back here again at 5:00 tomorrow for "options action," followed by "money in motion." meantime, don't gomotion." "mad money" with jim cramer starts right now. >> i'm jim cramer. welcome to my world. you need to get in the game. stearns are going to go out of business and he's nuts, they are nuts, they know nothing. i always like to say there is a bull market somewhere. "mad money," you can't afford to miss it. hey, i'm cramer. welcome to "mad money." welcome to cramerica. other people want to make friends, i'm just trying to make you a little money. my job not just to entertain, put it in context, teach and educate. call me 1-800-743-cnbc. all right. sometimes you just have to don the old bear costume, put yourself in yogi's hat or even boo-boo's paws to understand this market. the dow roaring 85 points, and nasdaq climbing .59%, happy days here again
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Jan 17, 2013 1:00pm EST
. there are conflicting reports about casualties. b.p. along with other energy companies in the country are moving nonessential employees from algeria. once again, in the last hour the white house strongly condemning the attack on the plant and the white house spokesperson saying president obama is being briefed regularly on the situation. they would not provide any clarity about whether or not there are u.s. drones over algeria at this point. to give you the background, a group connected to al qaeda has claimed responsibility for this attack. they said it is in retaliation for fran's moving into mali. they tried to put a stop to islamic militants trying to take over that country. >> michelle, the earlier reports i saw in the associated press, news source, there were multiple fatalities, maybe as many as 35 among the whose stages. that is now an unreliable report, right? >> absolutely. at this point no one at any senior level in any senior government can confirm those numbers for us at this point or those reports. >> michelle, thank you very much. >>> onto the debt ceiling. the deadline approachin
CNBC
Jan 16, 2013 4:00am EST
in the green, but telecos and energy majors dragged the market lower, ending down by a minor .1%. elsewhere, south korea's kospi finished marginally in the red. apple suppliers continued to weigh down the market over demand concerns on the iphone 5. the australian market bucked the down trend with the defense of telecos and health care stocks lending support. the sensex in action trading down by .5%. back to you. >> all right. thanks for that. we'll take a break. >>> still will to come, hong kong selling out new plans to show up housing woes. >>> okay, let's bring you up to speed with stories. hong kong's chief executive has delivered his first policy speech outlining measures to cool property prices, reduce pollution, and improve welfare. he said it's necessary to curb speculative activities in the real estate sector given the persistent housing shortage. he said more land would be allowed for development and that 67,000 private units are slated to come on to the market in the next three to four years. joining us from hong kong, andrew yun g, chairman of international consultants. what's y
CNBC
Jan 17, 2013 4:00am EST
saying its deterioration in the aluminum market in 2012 in certain regions, higher energy costs and raw material costs resulting in a negative impact on the current market values of the aluminum business. but in terms of what the chairman had to say in an announcement today that the $3 billion write-down of those coal assets in mozambique is what he calls unacceptable, tom albanese will be standing down effective immediately. he'll be replaced by the current ceo of rio tinto's iron ore operation. those are the iron ore assets in the northwest part of australia. as i mentioned, just the final straw when it comes to write-downs concerning mr. albanese. it was a $38 purchase of alcan at the top of the cycle back in 20307 that scored numerous write-downs including one last year for $8.9 billion. ross, back over to you. >> much thanks for that. >> matt, if you could, i want to get into this point about the alcan acquisition for a second. it was early this time last year that they wrote down the value of that deal from 2007 by half. where in the history of overpaying for deals -- i mean, this
CNBC
Jan 18, 2013 3:00pm EST
. finally, the third of three master limited partnerships, suncoke energy, priced at $19, a little bit below, but you can see, guys, a fairly good week, fairly active week for ipos. >> thanks, bob. final stretch of the week. a pretty good week. 50 minutes before the closing bell sounds. dow jones industrial average still climbing, up 12 points on the session. >> the economy -- the stocks have been rallying as the economy improves, that's what's happening here, so the question inevitably becomes when does fed chairman bernanke finally have to be convinced that it's time to put the brakes on the economic stimulus? both sides that have issue coming up. >> a big debate on that one. then a document dump finally allowing investors an inside look at the fed's first response to the financial crisis. and put it this way. no one really comes out looking so great. we'll have the details and tell you what's in the documents. you're going to want to hear on them. >> oh, holy auto auction, batman. the original batmobile is hitting the auction block, the original adam west batmobile, and you will not belie
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Jan 22, 2013 3:00pm EST
beginning to look at the total cost, not just labor costs, but transportation costs, energy costs, political risk costs, all those type of things and they are realizing, hey, maybe manufacturing in the united states isn't so bad after all, and so actually small and mid-cap industrial companies and manufacturing companies, the stocks are doing exceptionally well, and nobody cares. that -- >> anything to stay away from, rich? >> i'd personally stay away from the emerging markets. everybody loves emerging markets. just had massive inflows and record inflows into emerging markets. many of the major emerging markets are caught between inflation and growth. i don't know if anybody saw wholesale food prices in china this morning. they came out much higher than expected. that's exactly the next step here. they are starting to juice up growth and inflation is quickly coming back. that's the problem that you have in india, the problem you have in many of the emerging markets. >> brian, you were nodding your head in agreement he said avoid. >> we tend to stick with the last dance parter too much and st
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Jan 22, 2013 12:00pm EST
for foster wheeler. number two, you also have their energy component, which can be a catalyst to earnings, which should get these guys to trade about 15 times earnings. so you can buy foster wheeler here. >> keep the tweets coming. we'll try to get to as many as we can. lsi is another. dr. j., what is the trade here? >> ahead of earnings, it has had a fair amount of speculative trading in the stock, where it's traded north of 10 million shares, average is more like 2. after the bell tomorrow and even though it's a cheap $7 stock, i like it here. it's one of those ways you can play storage and the semis. >> all right. final trades when we come back. i have low testosterone. there, i said it. how did i know? well, i didn't really. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and became moody... that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms... then he gave me some blood tests. showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number -- not just me. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% (
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Jan 22, 2013 7:00pm EST
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00am EST
. health care, tech and energy. right. why health care? because the golden days are gone. health care is going to have a tougher road ahead. decent sector but merck's not trying 20 times earnings any time soon. technology, there's revolution under way right and i think as a result you can make a bet on apple, google, et cetera, but there are reasons why they trade where they trade and so the world of 20 times multiples for large cap tech stocks will challenge as well. and energy, oil is at 100 not 20. >> but another revolution in energy too, right? >> but it's a bit of -- there's a lot of volume. not much profit. the market ultimately you can see why some of the sectors that drag multiple down are where they are. doesn't make it bad. but does it make me think that multiples just bottomed out? not so sure about that. >> yeah, you wonder whether you see multiple expansion in either one of those last two. in health care it's hard to -- it's going to be continuous cost pressure and then energy we just saw, climate change is the biggest thing that he talked about yesterday. i mean i wonder
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Jan 21, 2013 11:00am EST
smiles, grins, lots of big energy among the folks who are here. some have come from all over the country and all over the world. we talked to people from as far away as poland here this morning. i can tell you capitalism is alive and well down here on the street. they are selling barack obama everything. we saw scarves, hats, buttons, pins. i will say some of the vendors told us because the crowds are smaller than they were four years ago, they said business is off a little bit from what they had expected because they sold so much merchandise four years ago. but they are very entrepreneurial here on the streets of washington, d.c., and they're moving a lot of goods today as well, tyler. >> all right. let's listen once again. thank you very much. as the brooklyn tabernacle choir concludes "the battle hymn of the republic." the musical selections will take a turn towards more popular performers in our next hour. kelly clarkson, who is known for her sort of anthemic songs and beyonce. >> before that we have james taylor. >> and james taylor "america the beautiful." >> someone i recognize, s
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Jan 14, 2013 11:00pm EST
. >> caller: i want to know about resolute energy. what do you think about that? >> i've been looking at a lot of these different oil and gas companies and i believe that oil may still be shaded down, which is why i favor stocks with yield in this sector and that one doesn't have it. you need yield to be in oil and gas. that's why i like things like conoco. let's go to michael in pennsylvania. >> caller: boo-yah. >> boo-yah. >> caller: nycb, please. >> this company had an outsize yield that looked like it was going to be a red flag but now i'm keeping the red flag in my sock because i think that we are in a position where the regional banks are doing just fine and i like it. i need to go with billy in missouri. billy? >> caller: boo-yah, jim, from the home of the once again playing hockey st. louis blues. >> nice. >> caller: i actually am calling about public storage. psa. >> i like that. that's a real estate investment trust. baby boomers retire. people, you know, i'm looking for storage, going into a shrinking house situation, downsizing. craig in washington, craig? >> caller: jim, boo-yah.
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Jan 15, 2013 6:00am EST
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Jan 15, 2013 9:00am EST
the problem. last but not least, green energy. we're going to subsidize the solyndras. don't think so. it's been around at the beginning of many centuries. maybe the problem is that when you have 330 million people in this country, solar panels just aren't going to cut it for what drives business. energy, real energy like natural gas. cause/effects, be careful. there's a lot of nefarious activity. >> flagging this to our viewers, mark cuban walking "squawk on the street." the president is lying when he says a calorie or fructose is the same as any other to your body. we just had the discussion talking about their new initiative trying to address obesity. interesting, huh? >> real turn here. >> a lot more "squawk on the street" still ahead. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 this morning, i'm going to trade in hong kong. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 after that, it's on to germany. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 then tonight, i'm trading 9500 miles away in japan. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with the new global account from schwab, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 i hunt down opportunities around the world tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 as if i'm righ
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Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm EST
of expectations, and it also said on the call that controversial $9 billion deal for the two energy companies sthash that it will not be put to a shareholder vote and they expect the deal to close in the second quarter. >>> sales of existing homes down in the recent month? what does that say about the health of the housing market now? diana is in washington, d.c. hi. >> tyler, the story is what you are not seeing on this street behind me, that's a for sale sign. home sales are falling because the number of homes for sale are falling. we're now at 1.82 million homes on the market, that's down 22% from a year ago. at the current sales pace, that's a 4.4 month supply. the lowest since may of 2005. in raw numbers we have not seen this few homes for sale in over a decade. 2.7 million borrowers are still underwater on their mortgages, investors have also eaten up most of the distressed properties. and builders, while they are ramping up, they are still at less than half the starts they were during the housing boom that low supply is pushing housing prices up higher than expected and faster than exp
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Jan 17, 2013 4:00pm EST
. energy is doing pretty well. we see some manufacturing, but to be honest about it, the recovery is still not as strong as it needs to be. there's still too much uncertainty, and there needs to be more clarify for the economy to take off. >> a really important point because i think businesses are, you know, shaping up and are currently in great shape in terms of cash on balance sheets. >> terrific. >> so they have the potential to put money to work, although that uncertainty factor is really keeping them from doing so. >> in fact, corporate balance sheets have never been better. liquidity, cash, we've grown 300 billion in core deposits in four years. you know, consumer balance sheets. even though the debt hasn't come down that much because interest rates are so low, the interest carries. the debt service is back to 1998 or 1990 so there's great capacity to invest, to hire, to grow, to buy things, but this uncertainty thing puts a real cloud on things otherwise people would do. they are putting them in abeyance. >> i'm going to get back to that. a real issue. want to get your take on solut
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Jan 17, 2013 7:00pm EST
clinch the deal? we can start building this thing as a big job creator and help get energy and fuel to those refineries? >> larry, i want to be very clear. president obama still has the final say. so once we make that recommendation, he could say yes. he could say no. and i really have no idea what he's going to do. >> all right. let me ask you about the health care, the obama care. first of all, are you -- is nebraska going to participate in the health care insurance exchange subsidy? are you going to be a player in that from your side? >> we are going to do the federal exchange, not the state exchange because it's too costly. secondly, i'm opposed to the medicaid expansion because we can't afford that. i am very, very concerned about this health care -- new health care law. it is already going to cost me millions in my current budget to implement it, effective 200014. >> why is it costing you millions? what's the source oaf that expense? >> the source of the expense is the current growth in the medicaid program. once it begins this 2014 they'll try to have a number of people sign
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Jan 17, 2013 11:00pm EST
'll be sure to see you again. >> you bet. >> caller: can you give me your thoughts for chenier energy. >> 17, 18. when you get to that point, can you pull the trigger. i want to make this point, it's had a big run. stock had a big run. joe in massachusetts. joe? >> caller: yes. >> patriot booyah. >> caller: hi, jim. listen, i want to give you double big booyah. listen, i watch your show all the time. i watched you do an interview with opko health care. thanks to sho that show i have a 35% gain. booyah sclment would you think this is a sign that opko diagnostic is getting closer to approval? from the fda? >> i think it's a sign that dr. frost believes in his company as i do. and i endorsed it @jimcramer on twitter. took a lot the heat on twitter. i say the stock is going higher. don't chase, the stock was languishing and when it pulls back is when you want to pull the trigger. let's go to joe in illini. >> caller: first time caller. thanks for taking my call. i'm looking at chevron texaco. i'm actually long some of the february 115 calls and i'm curious if this stock has enough oomph to go fr
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Jan 18, 2013 4:00pm EST
, maria, the important things is all the moves into cyclical names. energy and industrial stocks all moving. back to you. >> thanks, bob. a lot more coming up on this jam-packed edition of the "closing bell." 80 companies will post earnings next week. despite the shorter week, a lot of them big-name technology companies. a panel of market pros will tell us how they expect this to drive the market and later, asleep at the wheel. the fed releasing transcripts from emergency meetings in 2007 as the crisis was just beginning, and, boy, did they miss the big picture. the story coming up. also ahead. holy car auction! the batmobile from the popular 1960s tv series hits the black this weekend. our robert frank on the lowdown with how high the bidding could go. which batmobile would you buy right now? we'll reveal the most popular coming up. i'd say you've got to go with adam west or michael keaton, my two favorites. what is your favorite? back in a moment. e >>> welcome back. another blockbuster week of earnings ahead. kayla tausche running through the roster to determine if the rally could
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Jan 18, 2013 7:00pm EST
14 to close at 1,486. energy, industrials, and consumer cyclicals led the way, and did you know in this so-called stealth rally that no one talks much about the broad s&p 500 has gained 35% just since early october 2011. a little over a year ago. up 35%. so where's the love for stocks? why isn't the bull run getting any real respect? here's our friend ron kashevski, president and ceo of stifel nicolaus. good to see you. you know, it has been a good run. and it's funny, it doesn't seem to get respect, and you don't see it in the mutual fund flows and you don't sort of hear it in the chatter. why is that? >> well, first of all, larry, last week $22 billion flowed into equities. the largest inflow since 1992. so you're beginning to see it. but the reason you don't see it is simply we don't realize the bubble we're in. we're in a bond bubble. bonds are overvalued, equities are undervalues. and people don't expect this market because they don't realize that this market can rally and rally significantly with tepid economic growth. because we're not going to slide into a global deflati
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Jan 16, 2013 1:00pm EST
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Jan 21, 2013 9:00am EST
developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >> mr. bowen. >> i am very grateful to the commission to be able to give my testimony today. >> the financial crisis inquiry commission thought enough of richard bowen's story to call him as one of its first witnesses, and he turned over more than a thousand pages of documents to the securities and exchange commission. nothing ever came of it. but bowen wasn't the only one to warn citigroup's top officials about its financial weaknesses and breakdowns in the company's internal controls. three months after bowen's email, citigroup's new ceo vikram pandit received a blistering letter from the office of the comptroller of the currency, its chief regulator. it questioned the valuations that citi had placed on its mortgage securities and found internal controls deeply flawed. the letter stated, among other things, that risk
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Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm EST
staples, things like that. we also like natural gas, north american energy. there are other special things, we're short the yen. but it changes dramatically. >> right. >> if and when you get the shock and you move to risk off, because when you don't want to own equities. >> no surprise, all the sectors you mentioned so far are very defensive. but at the same time, you see opportunity in small luxury names. why is that? >> yeah, that's the kind of thing that people even when they're stressed, they want to buy, whether it's a fancy bottle of booze , imported beer, something in a small box, maybe it's only cuff links, but it's in the blue box -- >> and that's just the desk right here, gary. >> blue box? >> you look for example at used merchandise stores, their stocks, they are growing in double digits. there's a lot of things that suggest that maybe three-quarters of the country still thinks we're in recession, and they are. real wages are declining, real per capita gdp is declining and those people are trying to treatment themselves to the best they can afford and that may not be much. >> ri
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Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
the board. >> pop for chesapeake energy, up 2%, guy. >> since november, this stock has vacillated between 15 1/2 and 18. pushing up against that level now. i think if you want to short a stock, ches bee around 17 1/2 is a good play. >> drop for lululemon. >> the stock traded five times its average daily volume. if you go into earnings season and somebody misses the top linened a it's a big stock, watch out below. >> avon a pop today, the move 5%. mike? >> under normal circumstances, you might be saying it's playing catchup with the elizabeth ardens of the world, or maybe on retail numbers, but really this is not normal times for a name like this because it's a multilevel marketing company and it is tracking herbalife these days, which had a big pop today as people aren't concerned about the pyramid scheme. >> we have a pop here for snowball fights. >> what? >> after becoming the first state to legalize recreational marijuana, washington has another claim to fame. sight of the biggest snowball nig fight. >> after they got very high. >> the snowball squirmish bet out a record set by south kore
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Jan 22, 2013 9:00am EST
island has got rare kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> s.e.c. has gotten a bad rap in recent years. the agency was highly criticized for the mishandling of the madoff scandal. now they're trying to use new technology and creating specialized units to combat fraud. our gary kaminsky got rare access inside the asset management unit. >> things are definitely changing for sure. i pent some time with bruce karpati. his unit is responsible for investigating allegations of fraud committed by investment adviser and there are approximately 10,000 advisers overlooking $40 million of assets. he contributed to bring 147 enforcement actions against investment advisers just last year. >> i would imagine a mission statement here is free markets, fair markets. explain to me how the department that you're overseeing puts that mission
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Jan 21, 2013 4:00am EST
supportive policies for green energy. this following the country's recent pollution problems. b shares also scored on hopes that more firms will announce buyback programs at a premium or convert b shares into hong kong listed h shares. elsewhere, the hang seng finished slightly weaker. this after the country's second largest telcomaker issued a profit warning. but do note that its rival posted a 33% jump in profits. the kospi ending slightly lower. the apple mrooi suppliers lost ground ahead of the tech giant's q4 earnings out later this week. the asx 200 ended marginally in the green. shares of national australia bank rose after reports it may get an offer to offload its uk operations. india's sensex ended higher by .25%. back to you. >> sixuan, thank you very much for that. >>> turning now to the u.s., president barack obama began his second term on sunday in a low key inauguration ceremony at the white house. gathered with his family in the blue room, obama put his hand on a family bible to recite the 35-word oath. >> i barack hussein obama solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execu
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Jan 22, 2013 4:00am EST
energy on. >> i think the likelihood of a shutdown is less standard than it would have been ten days ago. but i would look at a three-stage process here. the first is tomorrow to deal with the debt ceiling and extend without a number extend the ability of the government to continue to expend until mid-may. then i would look at march 1st sequestration. that is the agreed-to reduction s amounts that the president already agreed to. >> and we've heard what sequestration would to to the government and people? >> not really, but with the nomination of peter, historically he's talked about cuts in defense. if you're going to cut, anyway, then let's get started and what about, too, is happening in the middle east, we'll find out tonight who takes israel, obviously netanyahu is leading the poles now. at the same time, north africa in the news with all of the latest violence at the gas field in algeria. so does this complicate the narrative of wanting to push ahead with sequestration? >> well, the speech yesterday was very short on international affairs. which i found surprising. because we are i
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